Health & Human Services

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The Health and Human Services Department consists of four unique divisions: Public Health Division, Social Services Division, the Barron Center, (A city-owned long-term care facility) Office of Elder Affairs.

We strive to enhance the health and well-being of the residents of Portland in collaboration with our community, state, and federal partners.

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  1. Portland’s Public Health Division Teams Up to Provide Flu Vaccine Clinics This Fall

    Beginning this month, the City, working with its partners, will offer no-cost flu vaccine opportunities at various locations. Additional flu clinics are being conducted at area businesses, at PHA sites, homeless shelters, and assisted living facilities. Read on...
  2. City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

    The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. Read on...
  3. City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

    The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. Read on...
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